When an opponent consistently catches fire against Houston, he picks up the title of “Rocket Killer” around these parts.
There may not be a bigger Rocket Killer ever than Jason Terry.
In 35 games against the Rockets since he joined the Mavericks, Terry (career 44.8% FG and 38% 3P) is now hitting 51.2% from the field and 45.4% from distance. Predictably, the Mavericks guard hit several big shots on Saturday in Houston’s 101-99 overtime loss — 11 of his 24 points came in the final two minutes of regulation plus overtime.
“That’s his quarter,” said Dirk Nowitzki. “That’s his repuation. And he takes pride in it.”
But against Houston, it seems to be almost automatic.
“I feel very comfortable in this building,” said Terry.
Is there any extra motivation for the Dallas guard when facing the Rockets? He admits — the 2005 playoffs are still fresh in his mind.